Ledley King admits it was a dream come true to be named in England's Euro 2004 squad this afternoon.
The central defender has made it into Sven Goran Eriksson's 23 for Portugal alongside his new Spurs team-mate Paul Robinson. Jermain Defoe has just missed out but remains on standby.
"I didn't know anything more until I watched the squad being announced," revealed a delighted Ledley.
"It will be a fantastic experience and for any player it has to be a dream to represent their country at one of the major tournaments.
"It has to be the highlight of my career so far. It's certainly the biggest achievement on a personal level. The phone's gone mad!"
Ledley, still just 23, showed exactly what he could do on the international stage when he impressed and scored on his full England debut in the 1-1 draw against Portugal in February.
He has three caps to his name having made his debut as a substitute against Italy in 2002.
"I'm looking forward to the chance to be with the squad, to mingle with all these great players to get to know everyone a little better," added Ledley. "And at the end of the day, we'll be trying to win the tournament."
Ledley and Paul will soon fly out with the squad for a training camp in Sardinia before returning for the Manchester tournament at the start of June and games against Japan and Iceland.
Jermain will also join up with the squad for Sardinia and the Manchester tournament.